IEEE Workshop on Visual Surveillance

January 2, 1998

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

(In conjunction with ICCV'98)




Visual Surveillance is a major application of computer vision and is of great societal importance. By analyzing information from one or more cameras it is possible to monitor and hence control activities in large, complex and spatially distributed regions such as city centres, airports, road and rail networks, and even individual buildings. Visual surveillance involves traditional computer vision research areas such as image analysis, object recognition and data fusion as well as newer areas such as system wide auto-calibration, AI based scene analysis and learning.

A one day workshop on visual surveillance will be held on January 2 1998, just before ICCV'98. Papers are invited on any theoretical or practical aspects of visual surveillance. Typical topics are

  • Motion segmentation and analysis
  • Rigid and non-rigid object tracking
  • Object detection and recognition
  • Spatial and temporal reasoning
  • Behaviour modelling and analysis
  • Semantics recovery
  • Action understanding
  • Multi-camera data fusion
  • Context recovery and representation
  • System training and learning

All papers will be reviewed by the programme committee. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and also included in the proceedings to be published by the IEEE. Fuller versions of the best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Computer Vision.

Papers should be at most 8 pages, single spaced and with 3-4 keywords. Please send THREE copies to Dr Steve Maybank at the address given below, to arrive by AUGUST 15, 1997. Authors should include an email address where possible.

For further information please contact Steve Maybank ( ) or Tieniu Tan ( .



Steve Maybank Tieniu Tan

Department of Computer Science

The University of Reading

Whiteknights, PO Box 225

Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AY, UK


  • H. Buxton
(Sussex, UK)
  • J. Malik
(UC Berkeley, USA)
  • J. Crowley
(Grenoble, France)
  • S.J. Maybank
(Reading, UK)
  • E. Hancock
(York, UK)
  • H.-H. Nagel
(Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • R. Hartley
  • A. Pentland
  • D. Hogg
(Leeds, UK)
  • G. Sandini
(Genoa, Italy)
  • T. Kanade
  • Y. Shirai
(Osaka, Japan)
  • J. Kittler
(Surrey, UK)
  • T.N. Tan
(Reading, UK)
  • S.D. Ma
(CAS, China)
  • S. Tsuji
(Wakayama, Japan)


  • Full paper due:
15 AUGUST 1997
  • Notification:
  • Camera ready copy:
15 OCTOBER 1997
  • Workshop:
2 JANUARY 1998

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